“Captain’s log,unknown to star fleet and the federation,a paturn is emurging.a sinister master plan. A plot to create chaos to latet cteate a new order. “Waren said in his log.
“At the same time,a person from my past has rereentered my life. Her reemergence was unexpected. Can we really heal from the wound of the past or some thngs best left to the past””he said.
The turbo lift opened, the first officer enteted. Lt. Palmer saw sarah burgele. “Your a vulcan?”palmer asked. “My birth name is t’sarah cathuonu. No one can pronounce it.”she said.”you kept your maried name?”he said.”it was easier for others to pronounce and everyinr knows me as sarah burgele.”she told him. “It was only for expediency? “Warren asked. “Not totaly.”she said.
“I see. “He said. “Reporting as ordered. “She said. “Welcome on bored. “He said.”thank you.i “she started to say before he cut her off. “Please of your going to say it is agreible to see me again please dont!”he said.
“Actually i was going to say i missed you. “She said. “Oh. I missed you too.”he said. Ilisia hugged her.steve shock her hand. “I was fairly certain you Two would be hear. “She told them. “Someone has to keep him straght.”steve said.
“Look i would like to meet with you in private. “He told Sarah. “Of course.”she said. “Should i tag along?”steve said. “That wont be necessary! You have the bridge.”he said.
They left. “The captian is not himself today. ” palmer said. “He is conflicted. Those two are a partnetship in every sense of the word. Either one would wilingly goves there livrs for the other. They have saved eachother multiple times. Some mountains are harder to climb. What you hear is hurt talking. Hurt and fear.”steve said. “Fear of what? ” palmer asked.”this all hapening again. Her going away and him being alone again “steve said. “Being a starship captian is a lonly life. ” lt. Oneal said. “That is his fear. He is afraid he cannot have both a carer and family. ” ilisia said.
Qurters of the captian.
“Can i have a hug or is that too much emotion?” he asked. “Of course.”she said. She huged him.he held on to her. He found her so soft. Yhe first time he huged herhe expected her to be roufh course. He was not expecting that.neither one wanted to leave. Finaly they sat down.
“Why did you leave me? I fell in love with you when you were logical. Bring emotional was never a prerequisites. I saw you more logical when surek and more enotional then humans. You shouls have trusted me!”he told her.”i know. I was confused. I did not know what to do. I swore i never intended to hurt her. I know i did. “She said
“You never did acheve kolinar?”she asked. “No i dont. I abandoned the program before nero struck vulcan.”she said.
“I knew you were on rygal when it happened. “Warren said. “Then we are still friends?”she asked.”that was never in doubt. ” he told her.
“So do you have a theory who is involved in these theft of weapons?”warren asked. “I do. They are called the regresives. They reject surek’s reformation and advocate a return to pre surek vulcan culture. They are led by a vulcan named sybok. He is an energetic but dangerous man. He beleved in emotion not logic.” she said.
“Why steal wepons ?”warren asked. “He was a philosopher.the drstruction of the home world may have pushed him off the edge. He is a pragmitist. He had a saying that desperate times called for desperate acts. “She said.
“Could his group become a doomsday cult?”he asked. “I cant rule it out. The incident with nero is a dificult even for the most disciplined anoung us. Even some kolinar masters are conflicted.”she said.
“Your sure this is them? This could be pirates,orions? Others? Even conqured worlds inside the empire. ” he remarked. “Im sure its vulcan disidents warren.”she said. “Thats why your hear?”warren asked. “I want to help. I believe i can be of service. Drop by my qurters when you have a free seccond. “She told him. “Ok!”he answered.
Near the site of the reserch station,khas and keraga floated in space. They waited ,hoping that someone would come. A qotek class attack ship came into the area. The two were quickly beemed back to the ship.
“Who was behind this attack?” general kord said on the screen.”i am not sure. They had an agent within our crew. This was a carefully planed operation. “Khas said.
“What is the end goal of this attack?”kord asked. “I believe to procure weapons and techology. I do not believe this was an attack directed at us. It was a meens to an end. ” khas said.
“No matter the motive, this was an act of war agenst the enpire. ” the general said. “I agree excellentcy. I would like to go after these people. “Khas said.
“How far do you intend to go?”the general asked. “As far as i have to general. ” khas responded. “Very well. I will place you in command of the tizrek. Qopla. “Kord said. The screen faded.
Khas knew what he had to do.he would do it. He would stop these attackers. It was an act of vengeance now. An act of hornor. He would stop these people no matter what it took.
“Now at the border. “Oneil reported. “All stop!” the captain ordered. “We are at all stop. ” steve reported. ” begin scan of the area. ” warren ordered. “Comancing scan.”sarah anonced.
“We are being hailed. It is from the Klingon vessel g’broth. “Lt. Palmer announced. Warren got up from the command chair. “On screen Audrey. ” warren ordered. The com officer activated the view screen.
On the view screen displayed the image of the bridge of the Klingon potrol ship. “This is captain waren burgele of the federation starship fronter. ” warren said
“I am captain kolek of the g’broth. Sate your reason for being this close to the border?” the Klingon commander demanded to know.
“We are alarmed by the attack on your reserch outpost. We fear that the situation might spil over in our space. We want to be on the ready. ” warren informed his counterpart.
“There was an incident. It has been dealt with. The situation is contaned. There is nothing to be concerned about. ” the commander said. “Then why contact me? We are well within our side of the border. “Warren said. “Humans enjoy meddling in every minutiae of the universe. This has nothing to do with you. I just wanted to make that clear. ” the klingon commander said.
“Of cousrse captain. Your mesege is clear. “Warren said. “Good. I just wanted to remind you.”he said. The screen faded.
“He is on edge!” warren said. “The Klingon dont like uncertainty. ” sarah said. ” he is not the only one.”warren said.
“Captain we have a level one shock wave. ” sarah said. “Back us off!” warren ordered. The ship tried to move the ship away. A large dust cloud hit the potrol ship. The Klingon vessel was serounded. The vulcan vessel fired on the klingon warship. The warship was cripled. The three orther klingon vessels were also cripled.
“Do we stay on to the federation? “Xon asked. “Not yet pilot. Destroy those ships!” zarcan ordered. “Sir! These ships are cripled. There is no need to destroyvthese ships. ” sybok said.”the universe must know that there is a new power rising. Folow my orders. ” zarcan said. ” no this is wrong. “Sybok said. Zarcan took out a klingon dusruptor and aimed it at tpring. “Folow my orders or die. Your choice. ” sybok said.
The vulcan vessel fired on the Klingon ships. The orther ships also fired on the klingon ships. There were multiple explosions. The vulcan ships mantain course for the federation border.
On the screen the fronter crew watched the event. “The entire patrol fleet was destoyed. ” sarah reported. “What could have done that?” elisia asked . “i sumise that this was one of the technology at the reserch post. “Sarah said.
“Can you identify the vesses?”warren asked. “Vessels are a retrofitted combat ship used by unaffiliated pirates. “Sarah said. “Vessel are heading for the border. ” oneal said.
“Plot intercept! ” warren ordered.steve ploted an intercept course. “Hail the lead ship! “Warren ordered. Palmer hailed the ship.
Vulcan lead ship
“We are being hailed. “The com oficer said. “No response. I do not recognize any entity but my own.”zarcan said.
“No response! “Palmer said. ” we cannot outrun them. “Ilisia said. “I know that. I cant let them enter federation space unhindered. ” the captain said.
“They are now in federation space. ” sarah said. “Intercept!”waren said.the fronter went after the ships. The frontier opened fire. The warships kept going.
“We are being hailed. “Palmer reported. “On screen. ” the captain ordered. The screen turned on. The bridge crew was shocked to see vulcans in the bridge.
Warren was shocked as well. Sarah had been right. How much did she know? How much was she holding back? Whose side was she on. Could she be trusted totaly. Was her liyalties devided.would she side with the federation if push came to shove. Would she side with him. What would he do if she was not?
Sarah recognized manny on the bridge. She was shocked to see sybok in a subservient role. She could not imagine sybok not in charge. He was larger then life to her. This charismatic visionary. Now he seemed religated to seccond fiddle or worst.
She did not recognize the man in charge. There were others as well.she knew xon.sge knew tpring and ston and others. Who was the man in charge?
“To whom am i adressing?” waren asked. ” i am zarcan emparor of all vulcans. My people have lost there way. Our home world destoyed. They are sheep with no shepered. That will soon change. ” zarcan said.
“This is federarion space. You have conmited multiple acts of agresson against the klingon empire. ” waren said.
“It waa necessary. I am at war with meritocracy. I neee weapons. Better in my hands then in the klingons.”zarcan said.
“A vulcan. You are quute attractive.”zarcan said.”i am t’sara. ” she said. “It is a pleasure to meet you. ” he said. “What is your intentions? ” warren asked. “Oh are you still talking? “Zarcan said in a tone of disrespect.
“I am the senior officer of this sector sir. “Warren said. “I do not recognize the federation. I plan on having new vulcan leaving the federation. My intensons are my own. ” zarcan said.
“Are you at war with the federarion? “Warren asked. “It is not certain. Stay out of my way and i will have no issue with you. If you do interfear i will sqash you like a bug.” zarcan said.
The screen faded. The ships went on. “What do we do? ” oneil asked. “We cant stop them. Let um go. Keep a close eye on them. Get me star fleet command. We. Need to mobilize. “He said.
“Who was that man?” ilisia asked. “I have no idea. I have never seen him before. “Sarah said.
Warren thought to himself. A new player. Who was this man? Where did he come from? How did he rise to the leadership of these regressive? He presented an uncertain element in all this.
How did sarah fit into all of this?he suspected she was holdubg back.her knowledge if thus group was more then just a hobby. He suspected she may have been a member of this group. Could she stil be a member. Coukd she be a sleaper cell member. He had no idea.
Planet new vulcan.
“Ambassador sarek. ” an aid said. “Yes!” sarek said. “Sir.ambassador fox had requested that you come to the embasy. He says it is urgent. ” an aid said. “Inform him i am on my way. ” sarek said. “That is strange. ” soval said.
“It is unusual. The ambassador is a bit enigmatic. ” sarek said.”many human diplomats are. ” sarek said.
End of part three.